A different view of Westbridge Park…
Stone resident Chris Tibbits has produced these aerial views of Westbridge Park that he says show how a supermarket, new leisure centre and play area can be accommodated without building on existing green space.
Chris said: There haven’t been many ideas on how the leisure facilities that will last at least the next 20 years could be funded without a supermarket, so I wanted to see how everything could fit in without touching the green areas if that’s the way that things end up going.
By creating a more accurate plan view at a standardised 493m height we can see that there would be space to fit everything in that we need: keeping Westbridge Park green AND giving the community a fantastic leisure centre and swimming pool with children’s play areas to bring us up to date.
According to the Portas Report, new leisure and supermarket facilities should ideally be built close to town centres if the High Street is to survive. So, with a little bit of planning and creativity all this could get more people spending money in Stone and help the High Street as well! I just like to think positively about the whole thing and I, like a lot of other Stone residents, would love some more modern leisure facilities. There has to be a win/win situation out there that means we can have them as soon as possible.
Stafford Borough Council have said that they will draw up some artists’ impressions in the New Year of what a new leisure centre could potentially look like and no doubt they will be even more accurate and give us a better idea of what we might actually get.
Keep Westbridge Park Green founder Rob Kenney produced his own, very different, aerial view recently (you can see it HERE).